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MKC2610

Faculty of Business and Economics

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Marketing

Coordinator(s)

Dr Yongfu He

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Strategic retail marketing is critical to maintain a company's competitive advantage and to manage retail operations effectively and efficiently. This unit aims to assist students to acquire a deeper understanding of the current retail environment in Australia and overseas. Students will study the global forces and local marketing trends that affect retailing strategies in both domestic and international markets. The issues to be considered when exporting or importing both product and retail brands will be studied. In addition to acknowledging the importance of brands in retail, this unit highlights various functions of brand management for developing successful retail strategies in the rapidly changing retail market.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. develop an understanding of the operations, strategies, and performance of leading local and global retailers
  2. examine the key issues and challenges driving the nature and direction of change in the local and global retail markets
  3. distinguish various functions of brand management strategies and apply them to both the Australian and international retailing context
  4. integrate retail marketing and brand management strategies to maximise the effectiveness of retailing practice

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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